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ele723_s08_ syl - SYRACUSEUNIVERSITY

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science I. Course Information ELE 723 MICROWAVE TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIERS Spring ‘08 Meeting Time and Place:  MW 5:15-6:35, Classroom: 125 BH, Lab: 335 Link Instructor:  Ercument Arvas, 261 Link, 443-4430,  earvas@syr.edu TA:  Serhend Arvas, 335 Link Office Hours:  Dr. Arvas: MW 1:00-4:00. Secretary:  Brenda Flowers, 335B Link Hall, 443-4408 II. Course Description and Objectives Catalog Description Two-port network representations, matching networks, power gain equations,  stability conditions, simultaneous conjugate match, constant gain,VSWR, and noise  figure circles, balanced and feedback amplifiers. Desing, simulate, build and test a  microwave amplifier. Prereq: ELE 623 or equivalent. Theory/Practice:  This is a project-based course. The purpose is to learn the basics  of Microwave  Transistor Amlifiers.  During the first half of the semester we will study  the theory.  Then each group of students will design, simulate, build and test a  microwave amplifier. The design will be based on the theory and literature survey. 
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You will then build and test the prototype in our microwave lab. On the final day of  classes, you will present your project to a team of engineers from the local industry. III. Reading Material Text:   Microwave Transistor Amplifiers, by G. Gonzalez, 2 nd  ed., 1997. Prentice Hall.  There are many other books on this subject. IV. Assessment Process 1. Homework (% 20). Solutions will be given to some problems. Some of the  homeworks may require simple computer programming or use of software package. No late HW! 2. Exams (% 30) 3. Interim project reports (10) 4. Final Report (10%) 5. Final Presentation (20%) 6. Instructor’s Opinion (10%) (Attendance, participation, presentations, etc.)  V. Students with Disabilities/Special Needs: If you are a student with accommodation needs, please be sure to register with the Office of Disability Services (ODS): 804 University Ave., Room 309
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